Ben Affleck has become the latest Hollywood actor to split his attention between the front and the back of the camera, and has just scored the ultimate success in film by collected the Best Picture Oscar for Argo. So we at Best for Film decided to take a look at some of the most successful actor-directors down the years to see in whose multi-tasking footsteps he should be following. Here is BFF’s Top 10 Actor-Directors. Enjoy it, punks.
With the Oscars almost upon us once again, we at Best For Film thought that we might profit from a review of some of the highlights said gushing award ceremony has provided us with over the years. For the sake of variety, this laudable list shall include both the famous and the infamous, the highs and the lows, the sugar and the bitters. Such a cocktail should be swirled in the mouth like the metaphorical marbles of Sir Laurence Olivier’s plumy tones, or alternatively expelled in disgust like a Michael Moore acceptance speech. The choice, our BFF Academy, is yours.
“Mononymous?” we hear you cry, “What the deuce does that mean?” Don’t worry. Let us explain. Martin Scorsese’s Hugo is out today and in order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we have decided to prepare for you a list of the top ten films with titles that are a single name. Apparently, “mononymous” means this, thus we bring you the Top Ten Mononymous Film Titles.
Her name alone conjures up an image for all of us; whether it’s the sexy woman in the billowing white skirts, the girl who famously slept in nothing but Chanel No. 5 or the actress who died in mysterious circumstances, we all feel as if we know Marilyn Monroe. This biopic elegantly cuts through our preconceptions about Hollywood’s brightest star, offering an uncommonly intimate account of just seven days in her life…
This Friday heralds the release of Andrea Arnold’s new film version of Emily Brontë’s beloved novel, Wuthering Heights. In honour of this occasion, which marks the FIRST TIME anyone has made a film of this book, BFF have compiled a list of…wait, what? What’s that you say? You mean, there’s been a film of Wuthering Heights before?! Seriously, though, here’s a list of the Top 10 classic novels that KEEP GETTING FILMED.
What is it that makes Colin Firth, Helen Mirren and Judi Dench so good at playing our monarchs of old? Is it maturity, is it talent or is it just that they all have a crown fetish? From the Sixteenth Century up to the present day, many actors have tried to play royalty, and few have succeeded. Those that have are celebrated here.
The world of film is awash with Marmite topics – actors, genres or even cinematic styles which make some movie-goers dampen their plush seats and others tear the stuffing from the punter in front. In our J’accuse series, two of Best For Film’s writers go head-to-head and debate a controversial aspect of cinema. This time round it’s the worst nightmare of every indie Japanese director – the Hollywood remake.
Kenneth Branagh may be playing Laurence Olivier in My Week with Marilyn, a film based on the diaries of Colin Clark.